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Madrid have momentum in tight 2020 Olympics race

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Madrid may not have quite landed the killer blow Rio de Janeiro did four years ago in the race to host the 2016 Olympic Games, but the Spanish bid team will leave Lausanne having convinced many they can be entrusted with the 2020 Summer Games. 

Craig Reedie, head of the IOC evaluation commission, with Real Madrid's Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu during a visit to Madrid in March. Madrid may not have quite landed the killer blow Rio de Janeiro did four years ago in the race to host the 2016 Olympic Games, but the Spanish bid team will leave Lausanne having convinced many they can be entrusted with the 2020 Summer Games.

Their technical presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members - who will vote on the host city in Buenos Aires on September 7 - received universal praise.

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